Thursday, July 16, 2009

Heroes and Poor Spelling

The Atlanta Journal Constitution printed a story about a home invasion that was ultimately thwarted by a brave elderly man. It's pretty much a run of the mill affair. Except, in the article, one of the residents last name is Carlson. Under the photo, it's Carlton, repeated three times.

Here's a free tip for the AJC. Spell check doesn't solve everything. You need to have fresh eyeballs read this stuff to catch the mis-spellings and typos.

1 comment:

Zana said...

I believe I was a copy editor in a former life. (Do you know the book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"?) Things like this make me completely nuts... almost as much as seeing errant apostrophes in signage! AAAaaaaargh!